mining waste assessment Articles

  • "Don`t waste a drop" - water in mining

    Christopher Gasson explains the complex relationship between the mining industry and global water supply Water has always been important for mining, but suddenly it has become a board-level issue. Shareholders now expect companies to have identified the operational and environmental risks they face as a result of their water usage, and show that they are pursuing strategies to minimise this ...

  • Management of Mining, Quarrying and Ore-Processing Waste in the European Union

    At the request of the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission, BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) has conducted a study on the management of mining, quarrying and ore-processing waste in the European Union. This project was completed mainly through the use of questionnaire sent to sub- contractors in almost each country of the EU. To assess this information ...

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Application of coupled thermostatted columns in civil engineering and for leaching heavy metals of wastes from foundry sands and mining industry

    For many years, the mining industry at Pachuca Hidalgo, Mexico, has produced silver and gold through a cyanide process. Solid wastes (tailings) of this process have been deposited close to centres of population. Many of the metals in these wastes are dispersed via wind and rain, and can be toxic to flora and fauna. Foundry sands are wastes, produced by the automotive industry, the metallurgy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of climate change on the toxicity of soils polluted by metal mine wastes to Enchytraeus crypticus

    The present study aimed to assess the effects of climate change on the toxicity of metal‐polluted soils. Bioassays with Enchytraeus crypticus were performed in soils polluted by mine wastes (mine tailing, forest and watercourse) and under different combinations of temperature (20 and 25 °C) and soil moisture content (50 and 30% of the soil water holding capacity). Survival and reproduction ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A soil quality index for reclaimed mine soils

    The quality of soils found in mines is low if they do not receive any reclamation treatment. To our knowledge, there are no still equations to evaluate the quality of metal contaminated mine soils after the application of the reclamation treatments mainly in use today (planting vegetation and amending with wastes). Therefore, the purposes of the present study was (i) to propose a method for ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Assessment of Environmental ‘Hot Spots’ in Iraq

    Untitled Document Executive summary Introduction In July 2004, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was awarded a ...


  • Waste Generation and Management

    Abstract Reported total waste generation within the EU and the European Free Trade Area increased by nearly 10% between 1990 and 1995, while economic growth was about 6.5% in constant prices. Half the waste comes from the manufacturing industry and construction and demolition activities, while municipal waste, mining waste and waste from other sources each contribute about one sixth of the ...


  • Consumption and the environment — SOER 2010 thematic assessment

    1.1 Why do we need to address consumption? Demand for natural resources worldwide has increased tremendously over recent decades. The main drivers have been growth in population, wealth and consumption, with high population growth mainly in developing countries and highest levels of wealth and consumption in developed countries. This demand is causing major, irreversible impacts on global ...

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Radiological safety and environmental monitoring aspects of mining and processing of uranium ore at Jaduguda, India

    Low–grade uranium ore is mined and processed in India since the early 1970s. To adhere to the regulatory compliance monitoring of external gamma level, radon and long–lived alpha activity of ore dust is carried out in uranium mines. Apart from this, surface contamination is also monitored in radiologically important areas of ore processing plant. Exposure of occupational workers is evaluated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Project profile - Newmont mining low sheep Well-Carlin, Nevada TS power plant-Battle Mtn., Nevada

    Background In 2005, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was contacted to assist with design and implementation for two separate treatment systems related to the Newmont Mining site located in Carlin, Nevada, and an additional site in Battle Mountain. Site personnel and RTW Inc. evaluated arsenic treatment options, and eventually selected adsorption for these sites. At the Carlin, Nevada ...

  • Lead and cadmium exposure in children living around a coal-mining area in Yataan, Turkey

    The study was designed to determine asymptomatic lead poisoning prevalence and cadmium exposure of preschool children living in a coal-mining area in Yataan, Mugla, Turkey. The research was conducted between May and June 2002. The study included 236 children (53.4% female and 46.6% male) who were identified among the healthy children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years, using a systematic ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Sewer mining to supplement blackwater flow in a commercial high-rise Australia-Sydney case study

    Project Background or Rationale Australia’s warm climate and habitual droughts have resulted in innovative water conservation practices in commercial developments, such as 1 Bligh Street in Sydney. Commissioned in May 2011, the highly acclaimed 29 story office tower overlooking the Sydney Harbor captures nearly 100 percent of its wastewater and reuses it in the building. By recycling ...

  • Waste prevention in Europe — the status in 2014

    This publication is part of a series of reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Table 2.1). This second review covers the 27 national and regional programmes (1) ...

  • Cyanide Spill at Baia Mare - Assessment Mission Report UNEP/OCHA

    Introduction On 30 January 2000, following a breach in the tailing dam of the Aurul SA Baia Mare Company, a major spill of cyanide-rich tailings waste was released into the river system near Baia Mare in north west Romania. The contaminant travelled via tributaries into the river Somes, Tisza and finally into the Danube before reaching the Black Sea. A team of international ...

  • Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Military Activities During the Yugoslavia Conflict

    1. Executive Summary Assessment Method:The study was carried out over a period of ten days by a team of expert staff from the Regional Environment Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and other contracted country experts. A framework was prepared by REC headquarters and the REC's country offices in the five selected countries gathered information and data. Additional ...

  • Improving the ecological footprint of nuclear energy: a risk-based lifecycle assessment approach for critical infrastructure systems

    The nuclear energy lifecycle is fraught with hazards and critical infrastructure risks, including plant operation vulnerabilities and the storage of nuclear waste. Many authors have noted that traditional ecological footprint calculations fail to include important health and environmental impacts related to the production of electricity with nuclear energy systems. In response to these concerns, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New single-shaft waste shredder set to take UK by storm

    Riverside Waste Machinery – one of the country’s leading providers of waste balers and shredders – is set to take the waste management industry by storm this summer when it introduces a powerful new innovation in single-shaft engineering to the UK marketplace. Hot on the heels of the successful TR launch ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Safety implications In the Waste industry following implementations of Atex directives

    Summary: Introduction of ATEX Directives 95 and 137 in July 2003 increased pressure on all industries dealing with potentially explosive atmospheres, including the waste industry. Both the equipment and the operating procedures had to be reviewed in order to comply with the directives. ATEX is the acronym of French words ATmosphere Explosives. In the UK, although the Dangerous Substances and ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

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